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A Personal Cheerleader – Flash Fiction Story

A human hand and a robot hand fist-bumping each other
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Thank you, Britta Benson, for inspiring this story. You surely have this Terveen as your personal cheerleader. Please visit Britta’s Blog – Letters from Scotland and Odds & Ends to read Britta’s lovely writing! This one’s for you, Britta!

Cheerleaders are the newest rage.

I know you’re thinking short skirts, tank tops, and sparkly pom-poms.

No, not those cheerleaders. These cheerleaders are the latest offering from the field of robotics.

Your own personalized cheerleader to lift you up from the dumps, set you on your true path, and save you from ruining the remaining days of your life.

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I Love Crossword Puzzles by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores

crossword puzzle squares in the background with an angry animated man's face in the foreground
Reading Time: < 1 minute


Crossword puzzles can be challenging.

They can be a great exercise for the brain.

But they can also be a pain if you can’t control your anger.

Read ahead and click the blue link to discover a man’s dangerous passion for them.


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What Would You Do – Flash Fiction Story

A black and white image of a pair of open hands submerged in water
Reading Time: 2 minutes

I know something that I wish I didn’t.

This knowledge came to me in the form of a confession. But I call it panic-stricken sharing.

The person who gave me this information is someone close to me.

No longer a child but still far from being a ‘responsible’ adult.

There was an accident. A young man lost his life. He drowned. He could have been saved.

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A Loving Taste by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores

The drawing of a faceless man with an X on his blank face and his hands raised in surrender
Reading Time: < 1 minute

Welcome to TUESDAY FLASH FICTION at Gobblers/Masticadores!

A dog can be a man’s best friend. Loyal, loving, and a wonderful companion.

But what happens when age catches up with a canine buddy?

Is it so easy to let go? Or does one have to resort to a more permanent arrangement?

The heart and mind often overpower one’s senses.

Read ahead to have a taste of ‘crazy pet love’. Click the blue link. Enjoy!

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Tumbleweed by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores

Tumbleweed lying in the middle of a dry and dusty road
Reading Time: < 1 minute


It’s Flash Fiction Tuesday at Gobblers / Masticadores.

Lost and forlorn. A feeling that consumes and debilitates.

Ever felt like people aren’t your thing, the world isn’t your place…

Read ahead, and click the blue link to find out exactly what I mean. Enjoy!

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I Will Save Him – Flash Fiction Story

A heart-shaped photo frame with broken glass and a mother and son photograph
Reading Time: 2 minutes

‘I will save him.’

Gurri looked at his wife. They were in the supermarket, aisle seven. He was having a hard time keeping his hands in his pockets. The sweet delights on the shelves were begging him to take them home. Glazed donuts and chocolate chip cookies were his favorite.

Natasha had been quieter than usual. So her sudden statement surprised him. But her words were familiar. Whenever the depressed woman saw a teenage boy, she wanted to become his savior. A mother who could guide, love, and reprimand.

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Traitor John by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores

Cartoon of a brain falling into a garbage can
Reading Time: < 1 minute

Hello lovely readers! Hope you’re fit and fine without the extra wine.


What happens when the brain just can’t stop speaking?

It’s at loggerheads with the heart and won’t stop expressing.

Are the constant thoughts and chatter too much?

Read ahead to find out about John’s dilemma. Enjoy!

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Cuckoo Bird Crazy – Flash Fiction Story

A pair of hands holding up a cardboard with an angry emoji face painted on it
Reading Time: 2 minutes

The boy hated his name. It made him want to hide in the shadows and question his parents’ wisdom. But the nonsensical tag was more the mother’s doing than the father’s.

The couple had never gotten along, and every decision was treated as a point of contention. So the birth of their son couldn’t be any different.

When names were being explored and openly spoken, the father had listed his choices:




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A Highly Competitive Bitch by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores

A confident looking woman holding a knife with smoke engulfing her
Reading Time: < 1 minute

WELCOME to another edition of TUESDAY FLASH FICTION at Gobblers / Masticadores.

What happens when a stupid game becomes a fight for life?

Is it so easy for madness to overtake ordinary people?

Or was the insanity already brewing inside?

Competition can be bloody and deadly!

Find out by reading ahead.

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Husband, Wife & Culprit – Flash Fiction Story

broken pieces of a heart-shaped lollipop
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Married at nine, Subbu knew little about her seventeen-year-old bridegroom. Her mother had told her that he lived two villages away and that his father was a landlord with enough resources to support an entire village. Subbu would live a good life. All her needs would be satisfied without her asking. But the girl would have to wait six years before she joined her husband.

By then, her body and mind would be more mature to handle what was expected of a wife.

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